It seems that a white 16GB iPhone 3GS has shown up on Ebay. According to Electricpig apparently the Ebay lister seems to have acquired the iPhone in May (a month before the June 19th release date) from someone who found it in a airport. Yep, that’s right, he says the prototype iPhone was just hang out at the airport. Oddly enough, the lister does have a decent Ebay history.
The iPhone apparently cannot be activated or restored and according the the Apple Genius people it, “is definitely iPhone 3G S, He matched the Serial Number on the SIM Tray with the Serial Number on the LogicBoard – they are the same, but He told me, nothing he can do about it, because He was unable to locate the number in Apple’s Database.”
MacRumors says that “Based on the model numbers inscribed on the case, it seems at best this is a prototype 3G, not 3GS.”
Interesting, we will see if the iPhone stays on Ebay or if it “mysteriously” disappears. Currently it is up to $510 USD.
Below is the product’s description:
“I Got this phone couple weeks ago and was trying to figure out what is it through the Apple Store and through Apple Product Specialists. Nobody never gave me any info on it – they told me it’s an Apple Ptoduct, but they don’t service it, cause it have never been sold. Before the 3G S came out last Friday, iTunes was giving me error “iPhone can not be restored, because software for this iPhone is not available yet”. I tried to restore it on Friday and it took 3G S Firmware with the error after unpacking it “This device is not eligible for the requested build”. All I can see on the screen is the Apple Logo after I start it up and Conncect to iTunes Cable. Last time I was at the Apple store the Genius Guy told me that this is defenitely iPhone 3G S, He matched the Serial Number on the SIM Tray with the Serial Number on the LogicBoard – they are the same, but He told me, nothing he can do about it, because He was unable to locate the number in Apple’s Database.”